Armed Forces Covenant


The CCG has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in partnership with local councils, police, members of the voluntary sector and the civilian community of Northamptonshire.

The Armed Forces Covenant website is now online.  A new digital hub for the armed forces community in Northamptonshire including support services, housing, education and employment opportunities - www.afcnorthamptonshire.co.uk

The Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community. Its purpose is to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the members of the armed forces living in the local community, particularly those who have given the most. This applies to current and ex-members of the Armed Forces, families and widow(er)s living in Northamptonshire.

Hearing loss support

Working age Veterans are 3.5 times more likely to suffer from hearing loss than the general population, for help and advice please contact. Find out more on the British Legion website and the hear4u website .

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Pat Haslam, winner of Northampton’s Inspirational Woman Award 2017
Pat Haslam, winner of Northampton’s Inspirational Woman Award 2017

Winner of Northampton’s Inspirational Woman Award 2017 

An NHS worker, who is committed to improving the health and pastoral care of veterans in the county, has been named the most inspirational woman in Northampton. Pat Haslam, veteran lead for NHS Nene is an ambassador in promoting the Northamptonshire Armed Forces Community Covenant (AFCC) scheme alongside GPs, ensuring that veterans are directed to the right care or voluntary service. With the help of her team, Mrs Haslam has created a wallet-sized support card to signpost veterans of all ages to a visit a doctor if they are suffering from mental health issues. She told the Chronicle & Echo that she has a real passion for veterans care and was kept in the dark about her nomination. She said: “I knew nothing about it, a week ago I had a phone call from someone from the council, I thought it was a wind-up. “I was overwhelmed; it was one of those surreal moments. When I came into work on Monday the support was unbelievable. “I’m very proud of the work the Community Covenant does as a whole.” Mrs Haslam has worked for NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group as an administrator for five years alongside her role as veteran lead.

The veteran leader for the county advises that there are 65,500 ex-service members living in Northamptonshire and 154 veterans have accessed ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPA) services in the first nine months of 2016. The 154 veterans are ex-service members who suffer from low-level mental health problems and are managed in the county. Under her watch, veteran liaison champions have been introduced to support veterans and their families who might have problems tackling social issues, such as housing. Mrs Haslam's work has been recognised country-wide and has been given gold-stamp approval by military organisations dotted around England. 

employer recognition scheme bronze

Nene Clinical Commissioning Group Shortlisted For Prestigious HSJ Award

NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were finalists in the Compassionate Patient Care category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with de Poel health + care, which was  held on 23 November at Intercontinental O2, London.

Unfortunately the team did not win but they had a fantastic evening hearing from the other nominees about best practice in health care across the country.  The event was hosted by Sue Perkins who kept everyone entertained with many health related anecdotes but also highlighted how committed all those that work in the NHS are to delivering the best possible patient care. 

Pat Haslam (Locality Administrator) explains the work that Nene CCG was shortlisted for.

The CCG has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council, Local Borough Councils, The Royal British Legion, and SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Air Force Association).

The partnership work with local Voluntary Sector Service and Health and Social Care partner organisations to provide support to our local Armed Forces Veterans. The purpose of the Covenant is to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the members of the armed forces living in the local community, particularly those who have given the most. This applies to current and ex-members of the Armed Forces, families and widow(er)s living in Northamptonshire.


Last updated: 27/06/2019